Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam, the mesmerizing show

Amsterdam, 13 October 2018

Tribal art is growing in the Netherlands! From 25 to 28 October 2018, 20 renowned merchants will gather in Amsterdam for the 16th edition of the Tribal Art Fair. More than 2,000 objects are presented to the public in the grounds of De Duif Church. Fans will be able to discover an exceptional choice of masks, sculptures, jewellery and furniture from Oceania, Africa, America or Asia.

Among the participants, the Astamangala gallery is the only one to offer Tibetan and Indian objects in Holland. Brant Mackley presents a selection of American native art. For Asia, we will go to Michael Woerner's side, not to mention the Lemaire gallery stand. The merchant family has been organizing the fair since its inception in 2003. Many events are planned during the four days of festivities. Guided tours will introduce the public to tribal rituals through African and Oceanic art. The presentation will be based on exhibits from the Zulu, Ndebele, Asmat and other peoples.

Several readings are also scheduled. Bas van Lier will return in particular to the career of his grandfather, Carel van Lier (1897-1945). He was a prominent collector at the beginning of the 20th century. Other meetings will focus on divinatory objects in Africa, the art of the Marquesas Islands, the representation of genres or the art of collecting… A tour of the tribal world completed by the screening of a series of films shot in Indonesia in the years 1920-1930. Once again this year, Tribal Art Fair promises to be bewitching.

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